BOTW, Surviving Life

In less than two weeks, Munchkin Land Designs will be celebrating 4 years of existence.  I have a giveaway planned and a discount, a celebration of the day I officially “opened the door” for business.  You’ll want to stay tuned!   And now for this week’s Blog of the Week…

Candice, Surviving Life

Explain the meaning behind the name of your blog.
Pretty simple….my attempt at surviving this crazy life. It’s always full of ups-and-downs and unexpected, and I blog about my ways I make it through!!

How long have you been blogging? Why did you start blogging?
I have been blogging for about 5 years, consistently for 3. I started blogging when my husband and I starting going through fertility issues. There are so many women going through this same journey, I wanted to open myself up and give my story in the hopes someone else might gain something, or at least find a little humor in my approach.

What do you love most blogging?
I love that I can write whatever I want. For the most part, the people reading don’t know me personally, so I don’t have to worry about saying something that might be awkward later. I also love when I get emails from other ladies going through the same struggles that say they enjoy hearing my story.

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve discovered since you began blogging?
How quickly you feel connected to other bloggers! There are so many blogs that I read where I just feel like I KNOW these people. I want to know how that weekend party turned out, or I want to see pictures of baby’s first birthday.

What is the one thing you want others to know about yourself, or your blog?
I try very hard to approach life’s obstacles with humor and a positive attitude. I figure if I’m not laughing, the Clomid will make me cry! :)

Discount Design Available

Thanks for your interest, but the discounted design has been taken.  However, keep your eyes peeled.  A discounted design may become available again. 

Every once in a while, a client decides to go in another direction after a first draft.  With the client’s permission, I offer the first design to y’all at a discount.  This is one of those times!


I’m offering a Deluxe Design at the discounted price of $60…  The price includes a title and signature change, as well as a matching blog button.  If you are interested in the design, but want to make tweaks or add a la carte items, those will be at an additional cost.  Click on over and check out the live version.

The design is available on a first come, first serve basis.  And I’ll be sure to let y’all know when its no longer available.

Also, a reminder!!  Tonight is the opportunity to win 1 of 3 Deluxe Blog designs.  Make sure you’ve read the post and are ready for the contests!

BOTW, The Ruby Turtle Hippie Times

I have had the privilege of working with Sam on two designs, both of which were so unique and fun to work on.  I appreciate that Sam gives me an idea and then gives me creative liberty to design her site.  I’m not going to lie, her latest design is probably one of my favorites.  So without further ado…

Sam, The Ruby Turtle Hippie Times

Explain the meaning behind the name of your blog.
HA!  Wellllllllll….

Ruby- this is a nod to my favorite color, movie and football team. My favorite color is ruby red as in the ruby red slippers. My favorite movie is as you’ve probably already guessed, The Wizard of Oz. My favorite football team is the Oklahoma Sooners! (I’m an alumni!) And yes, I know our colors are crimson and cream, but ruby sounded better.

Turtle- T is for Turtle. Duh. No my last name starts with a T, but I don’t reveal my last name ever on the blog so you get Turtle instead. Plus, I really like turtles. We got to hold one on our honeymoon and then we started collecting them. They’re all through our house now.

Hippie- This is a nod towards my political beliefs and my love for one of the most famous political families, the Kennedy’s.

In a nutshell, my blog name really describes me and parts of my personality. Plus, it’s original.

SamHow long have you been blogging? Why did you start blogging?
I’ve been blogging for four years now. I started blogging as a way to keep up with my best friend who lives in NEW! YORK! CITY! (said in my best Pace Picante commercial voice!). From there, I just kept blogging.

What do you love most blogging?
I love the relationships that are formed based on the similar situations we’ve all been in and how each person might go through the same experience, but what it looks like on paper…err…the computer screen is completely different and yet totally relatable.

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve discovered since you began blogging?
I really enjoy writing. It’s such a good exercise for my brain and it is now one of my releases when I’m going through something. It really does help me to sit down and write about it and put it out into the blogosphere. It’s a really cheap form of therapy.

What is the one thing you want others to know about yourself, or your blog?
I love Jesus and without Him, my accomplishments of all forms would not exist.